Jonquel Jones logged her 2,000th WNBA point and had 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun snap the visiting Minnesota Lynx's league-best, eight-game winning streak with a 72-60 win Tuesday night.
Jones eclipsed the 2,000-point plateau on her jumper with 4:41 remaining in the third quarter. The All-Star forward recorded her 12th double-double of the season one game after notching her 50th career double-double in an 80-59 win at Dallas on Sunday.
Jasmine Thomas led all scorers with 19 points and moved into fifth place on the Sun's all-time scoring list. DeWanna Bonner scored 17 and Briann January added 10 for Connecticut (16-6), which has won back-to-back regular season games coming out of the Olympic break.
Sylvia Fowles paced the Lynx with 14 points and five rebounds. Kayla McBride finished with 12 points and Damiris Dantas scored eight for Minnesota (13-8), which suffered its first loss since a 95-77 setback at the Wings on June 19.
The Lynx won't have to wait very long for a chance to avenge their loss as they face Sun again on Thursday night in Uncasville, Conn. Minnesota beat Connecticut 79-74 at home in overtime in the teams' first meeting this season on May 30.
Fowles' cutting layup with 1:18 to play brought the Lynx within 68-60, but Minnesota couldn't come any closer.
Connecticut's 42-26 halftime lead had shrunk to 49-41 after McBride completed a three-point play with 5:58 left in the third quarter. Jones scored back-to-back buckets to restore the double-digit lead and the Sun closed the third on a 13-4 run to go up 62-46.
Thomas' running jumper with 2:55 left in the second quarter gave the Sun its largest lead at 40-21. Connecticut led 27-14 after one quarter.